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What's the best Linux laptop? We put four to the test
Build your own fast and quiet media server without breaking the bank
On our 4GB DVD: Linux Mint 4.0 Light, a fast, friendly and fresh Ubuntu spin-off. Plus: INSERT security toolkit, alternative OS megapack, games, development tools, help guides...
Tutorials on OpenOffice.org, backups, photography, Ardour music editing, Arduino hardware hacking, LDAP
Due to its widespread use on servers, Linux presents a tempting target for hackers around the world. Here's how to keep one step ahead of them... (Paul Hudson) Available as a PDF to subscribers.
Linux at the BBC
What do Strictly Come Dancing, the shipping forecast and open source have in common? They're all big at the BBC. (Alex Singleton) Click here to read!
Linux on laptops
We test four Linux-powered laptops to find out whether it's better to buy the OS with the machine, or install it yourself. (John Brandon) Available as a PDF to subscribers.
Build a media server
Jack retreats into the shed with some old hardware and an Ubuntu install CD - and comes back out with a home-made media server! (Jack Summerfield) Available as a PDF to subscribers.
Microsoft and open source
Linux vs Vista and Windows is not a fair fight. We dissect the propaganda that Microsoft is using in its battle to retain its dominance. (Richard Hillesley) Click here to read!
Linux Mint 4.0
A fast, fresh and fun distro, based on Ubuntu. Plus: INSERT security toolkit, alternative OS megapack, Slax mini distro, games, newbie guides and much more. (Mike Saunders) Available as a PDF to subscribers.
Search giant funds CodeWeavers to develop Wine support for Photoshop CS2. Plus: Thunderbird 3 alpha, Elonex One, Chumby, UndoDB updates, VMware ESX 3i, Novell buys PlateSpin (Andy Channelle) Available as a PDF to subscribers.
Distrowatch: Feel the Fed
Fedora 9, now with KDE 4, partition resizing and encryption, and new package management options. Plus: Parsix GNU/Linux 1.0, Slax 6.0, GoblinX 2.6, versions of Enlightenment in distros. (Ladislav Bodnar) Available as a PDF to subscribers.